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Sun Sep 9 12:37:39 CDT 2018
what is the date? Would have been a wonderful device for a journalist to connect to a mainframe with... Ed#
In a message dated 9/8/2018 11:25:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:
Data General made a nifty and flexible terminal called "Walkabout". It
had 32kb of internal memory one could use to take notes on the move. It
ran on a 12volt wall wart which charged an onboard nicad battery.
The lcd screen is not backlit but it was useable in most any light.
The sliders on the face note-book-like machine controlled contrast and
darkness. I used one as the head unit for my Data General MV4000/DC.
The battery is likely dead on any you'll find, but it is easily
accessible by a sliding cover on the side which when removed reveals a
pack you can unplug and replace without tools.
It supported a fair list of emulations selectable on-screen including
vt220 and vt100 plus various proprietary 'Dasher' emulations. The
keyboard is better than most modern-day notebooks, it is VERY light-
weight and pretty sturdy. Here's a link to a photo.
Jeffrey S. Worley
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